Up to 5 vaccinated people from different households can dine out from Nov 22; gathering size raised to 5 for all
SINGAPORE - Singapore will relax curbs on dining out, household visits and some social activities from Monday (Nov 22), as the country gets back on track towards its goal of living with Covid-19 after nearly two months of stabilisation measures.
The easing means fully vaccinated people from different households will be allowed to dine at food and beverage outlets in groups of up to five from Monday.
People can also gather in groups of up to five and receive a maximum of five visitors a day, up from two. Rules on weddings and solemnisations will be relaxed as well.
The relaxed dining rules will take effect at hawker centres and coffee shops from Tuesday, as long as these establishments are able to check patrons' vaccination status. If no such systems are in place, group sizes will remain capped at two.
But measures will be further tightened for those who remain unvaccinated by choice, with these people no longer allowed to show a negative Covid-19 test to bypass vaccination-differentiated measures from Jan 1.
This means only fully vaccinated people, as well as those who are medically ineligible, have recovered from Covid-19 or are too young to be vaccinated, will be allowed into buildings such as malls.
Announcing the easing at a press conference on Saturday, Trade and Industry Minister Gan Kim Yong described the stabilisation phase as a “detour” that showed how Singapore needs to be nimble in its Covid-19 approach. The current set of restrictions was due to have lapsed after Sunday.
Lai, L. (2021, November 20). Up to 5 vaccinated people from different households can dine out from Nov 22; gathering size raised to 5 for all. The Straits Times. https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/up-to-5-fully-vaccinated-people-can-dine-out-from-nov-22-social-gathering-size-also